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The People’s Guardian of Dolly

In Surabaya, Indonesia, the red-light district of Dolly was notorious for crime and violence in the 1980s. Rather than look away, Lilik Sulistiowati moved into the community to care for children living with HIV and others who society left behind.
  • Reno Surya
  • Ivan Darski
  • Reno Surya
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Hikayat Bedak Basah: Warisan yang Diturunkan Melalui Mimpi

Penghuni Desa Kabba di Sulawesi Selatan telah lama mengenal tradisi bedak basah, yang diturunkan dari generasi ke generasi. Kini, berbagai perubahan zaman—dari gentrifikasi hingga pola bertani—mengancam kelestariannya.
  • F Daus AR
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A Tradition Inherited Through a Dream

Wet talcum powder is known across Indonesia for having a wide variety of health benefits. But changes in the environment and agricultural practices have meant that its production—usually handed down through generations—could soon dry up.
  • F Daus AR
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Indonesia’s Steady Stream of Medical Waste

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, medical waste was an environmental problem in Indonesia, found in almost all the nation’s landfills. This year, a documented rise in medical refuse in Indonesian waterways threatens both the environment and human health.
  • Adi Renaldi
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Krisis Iklim dan Kelentingan Masyarakat

Dampak krisis iklim menghantam seluruh Gorontalo—dari sungai, pegunungan, hingga pesisir. Masyarakat setempat menerapkan cara sendiri untuk bertahan dan mewariskan bumi ke generasi berikut.
  • Zulkifli Mangkau
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Kempen Kebencian? Berita Palsu dan Retorik Anti-Pelarian di Malaysia

Suara benci yang ditujukan kepada pelarian di Malaysia, yang sering berpunca daripada maklumat palsu, telah tersebar di atas talian ketika negara sedang berhadapan ancaman COVID-19. Retorik yang dikatakan dirancang itu telah menyebabkan sesetengah orang menentang golongan pelarian dan pendatang.
  • Jules Rahman Ong
  • Tina Carmillia
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Climate Change and Community Persistence

In Sulawesi, the effects of climate change have become increasingly noticeable, but local communities are fighting back with a dose of community persistence.
  • Zulkifli Mangkau
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Perjuangan Awak Ambulans Gawat Darurat Jakarta di Garis Depan Pandemi

Di tengah pandemi, urusan memindahkan pasien untuk mendapat perawatan medis menjadi perkara genting. Para anggota Garda Bencana, satuan yang bertanggung jawab melakukan tugas ini, berjuang keras di tengah keterbatasan sumber daya kesehatan ibukota.
  • Adi Renaldi
  • Muhammad Ishomuddin
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While the Resistance Self-Quarantines

For years, farmers and residents caught in agrarian conflicts throughout Indonesia have faced criminalisation, brutality and murder. The mandate to conduct social distancing, however, provides the authorities with further justification to thwart their fight.
  • Fadiyah Alaidrus
  • Eduard Lazarus
  • Nibras Ali
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Once a Safe Haven, Bangkok Now a “Hunting Ground” for Dissidents

Asylum seekers and dissidents have fled Laos, Cambodia and other nations to Thailand to avoid political persecution. While they wait for UN refugee status, they are surveilled by authorities, disappeared from Bangkok streets and forcibly repatriated or jailed.
  • Adam Bemma
  • Prema-Ja
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Campaign of Hate? Fake News and Anti-Refugee Rhetoric in Malaysia

Hate speech targeting refugees in Malaysia, often rooted in false information, has spread online as the nation stares down the threat of COVID-19. The allegedly organised rhetoric has turned some against refugees and migrants alike.
  • Jules Rahman Ong
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"The Fear Is Always With Me": Refugees in Malaysia Recount Recent Lockdowns and Raids

Since Malaysia imposed a Movement Control Order amid the COVID-19 pandemic, immigration raids following strict lockdown orders have affected refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers. In addition to the virus, these communities must also cope with persistent fears of possible arrest and deportation.
  • Emily Fishbein
  • Jaw Tu Hkawng
  • Benjamin
  • Hasnoor Hussain
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POFMA: Singapore’s Clumsy “Fake News” Hammer

Misinformation has been circulating within Singaporean circles during the COVID-19 outbreak, especially within closed messaging apps like WhatsApp. Yet the country’s anti-“fake news” law is of limited use in tackling false narratives within these spaces.
  • Kirsten Han
  • Charis Loke
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Myanmar’s Sikh Community

The Sikhs in Myanmar have survived the Imperial Japanese Army, anti-Indian campaigns and military-managed nationalisation, but their community is facing perhaps its biggest challenge yet: the aspirations of its youth.
  • Lorcan Lovett
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Hydropower Dams in Contested Areas

Numerous hydropower dams are being built or planned in Myanmar, causing serious concern for the environment. The problem is further compounded by the fact that these dams constructed in areas of ethnic conflict.
  • Brennan O'Connor
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“Ini Tentang Kebahagiaan”

Biarpun pemerintah Indonesia melarang sabung ayam, para penduduk Toraja di Sulawesi Selatan tetap menikmati hiburan yang hidup sebagai tradisi masyarakat selama ratusan tahun tersebut.
  • Eko Rusdianto
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